Monday, October 10, 2005

Inspiring Moment

A 9 year old from Hillsborough swam 1.4 miles today. What's so significant about that? Well, first off, I don't know that I've swum 1.4 miles in my life, let alone in less than two hours. Secondly, he did it for charity. And most impressively, he swam the distance from Alcatraz and San Francisco.

His efforts raised $30,000 for the Hurricane Katrina Victims Fund. Good Job, Johnny Wilson.


Michelle said...

What a great kid :)

Bookworm said...

The distance for a nine year old isn't that impressive. What is impressive is tackling the Bay, which is a cold, nasty, dirty, wavy, difficult swim. That is some kid.

Weary Hag said...

This IS impressive. Too bad they only had a 10 second blurb about it on the news the other night. And THAT is part of what's wrong with this country. Just part, but just sayin.